Herbert holds off chasing pack to complete wire-to-wire win and secure Open spot

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Lucas Herbert, Irish Open winner

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Lucas Herbert produced a battling final-round display to hold off the chasing pack and complete a wire-to-wire victory at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open.

The world No 91 posted a four-under 68 at a wet Mount Juliet Estate to end the week on 19 under and three clear of nearest challenger Rikard Karlberg, who birdied three of his last four holes, with Johannes Veerman a further stroke back in third after two late bogeys.

Herbert's victory sees him become just the third Australian winner of the Irish Open and will move him inside the world's top 60, while all of the top three players secured their invites to The 149th Open later this month at Royal St George's.

Also on Sunday, Armagh marched into the last four of the Ulster Football Championship:




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